The week ending June 27 didn't do crop quality many favors, with spring wheat showing the most precipitous drop, going from 27% rated good/excellent in six selected states to just 20% week-to-week.
According to today's U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Progress Report, even sorghum quality declined over the period, with 70% rated good/excellent in six selected states compared to 73% the week before, but still way better than last year's 45%.
Corn and soybean quality, by contrast, held fairly steady in 18 selected states, with corn going from 65% good/excellent to 54% and soybeans standing pat at 60% good/excellent.
These percentages compare to 72% good/excellent for corn and 71% good/excellent for soybeans one year ago.
Harvest of winter wheat in 18 selected states, meanwhile, fell behind the pace set in 2020, particularly in Missouri, where just 51% had been harvested compared to 68% last year.
For the full USDA report for June 28 and previous weeks, click here.